• Completion of all pre-professional courses by the end of the Winter semester before admission to the professional program
  • Minimum 2.80 overall GPA as well as a minimum 2.7 in all science and non-science prerequisite coursework.
  • All grades in prerequisite requirements must be a minimum of "C" or better (2.0 on a 4.0 grade scale). Due to the unique situation created by COVID-19, many institutions are allowing students to choose a Pass/No Pass option in lieu of a letter grade in certain semesters. The program encourages applicants to receive letter grades in their prerequisite courses. P/N will be accepted if the grading institution's policy is a C or better to receive a Pass. If the school accepts C- or below as a Pass, students will be required to submit a letter from the instructor documenting what the grade earned would have been (in the case of WSU courses, since we can view that grade in the system, such a letter will not be required). This policy applies to the following semesters: Winter 2020, Spring/Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Winter 2021, and Spring/Summer 2021.
  • Minimum of 60 credit hours
  • Equivalent pre-professional coursework taken at an accredited college or university is acceptable

Science Prerequisite Requirements - These requirements must have been taken within the last 6 years.*

  • BIO 1510/1511 Basic Life Mechanisms & Lab (NSIL)
  • BIO 2870 - Anatomy & Physiology w/Lab
  • BIO 3200 - Human Physiology+
  • PHY 1020/1021 - Conceptual Physics w/Lab (NSIL)
  • MAT 1800 - Elementary Functions (QE)

+BIO 3200 must be completed by December of the application year. 

Non-Science Prerequisite Requirements

  • ENG 1020 - Introductory College Writing (BC)
  • ENG 3010 - Intermediate Writing (IC)
  • PHI 1050 - Critical Thinking** 
  • PHI 2320 - Ethics (CI)
  • COM 1010 - Oral Communication (OC)**
  • CSC 1000 - Introduction to Computer Science
  • PSY 1010 or 1020 - Introductory Psychology (NSI)
  • PSY 2400 - Developmental Psychology
  • STA 1020 - Elementary Statistics (QE)

University General Education/Degree Requirements

Note: Students who hold a previous bachelor's degree or who qualify under the university's MTA transfer policy are exempt from completing the requirements listed below

Students who enrolled at Wayne State prior to Fall 2018 can choose to follow the general education program below or the previous requirements, posted in the bulletin.

  • Civic Literacy (CIV)
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
  • Global Learning (GL)
  • Social Inquiry (SI)

*A time limit waiver can be considered for those math and science courses completed greater than six years prior to the time of application, if appropriate. To request a time limit waiver, submit a formal request via e-mail to the WSU Applebaum Radiologic Technology program director. The e-mail should include the following:

  • The name, course number, course name, institution, and when it was taken.
  • An explanation of how the applicant has stayed current with the course content for the expired course, usually through work experience or advanced study in the same field.
  • Attach the appropriate transcript, prerequisite worksheet, and a resume, if work experience is relevant.

**Exams or coursework can be used to complete these requirements. Please contact the WSU Office of Testing & Evaluation at (313) 577-3400 for further information.

Professional Licensure Notification

States and the District of Columbia may require completion of specific educational requirements to become licensed/certified and registered in Radiologic Technology. These requirements may differ depending on the jurisdiction.

Federal regulations require an educational program that is designed to satisfy the educational requirements for a specific professional license or certification to make available to prospective and enrolled students information to help the student determine if the program's curriculum satisfies the educational requirements for State licensure. The required information for the Radiologic Technology Program as it pertains to the States and the District of Columbia ("U.S. jurisdictions") is provided below.

The University has determined that the curriculum of the program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology at Wayne State University meets the educational requirements for licensure in all U.S. jurisdictions that require licensing.

The information stated above is based on State educational requirements that were available to the program during July 2020 - August 2020. States change their educational requirements from time to time and may have done so after August 6, 2020 without notice to the program. Although the program makes reasonable efforts to keep up-to-date on changes in educational requirements for licensing, the University does not represent or guarantee that the educational requirements of any listed State have not changed since August 6, 2020. Any questions regarding the educational or other requirements to obtain a license or certification in Radiologic Technology in a particular State as of a later date should be directed to the licensing agency in that State.

The University has not determined whether its curriculum meets the educational requirements for licensure or certification in Radiologic Technology in any U.S. territory (for example, Puerto Rico, Guam, or the Virgin Islands) nor in any foreign country. Students interested in practicing in Radiologic Technology in a U.S. territory or foreign country should contact the licensing agency in that jurisdiction for information about its licensing requirements.